with the level of economy, it's not that great. it's not that i cannot go back home, back to vietnam, but i don't-- i do not really want to go back right now, at this time. mostly because i feel too alienated... from the culture right now. i am no longer pure vietnamese. i don't really fit there anymore. now i think in english, and my vocabulary, even though i'm mexican... and i've been living in my country for 25 years and only 10 here, my vocabulary now is mostly in english. so when i go there the communication gets in the middle, because of my way of thinking now and my way of communicating with other people. i'm very used to the american way, in terms of making a living... and the business ways in the united states. and it would be very difficult for me to just move over there... and kind of do what i'm doing now. but being an immigrant is also a process of adjusting. so i would just have to adjust back to certain ways. i have a late meeting this afternoon. can you pick the baby up from the sitter's ? of course. i couldn't sleep last night. neither could i. i don't know what to say, jamal.